Robotics and the Law — Stanford, CA 

Stanford Law School‘s Center for Internet Law and Society hosts We Robot: Getting Down to Business April 8-9, 2013. The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 18, 2013.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Legal and policy responses to likely effects of robotics on manufacturing or the environment
Perspectives on the interplay between legal frameworks and robotic software and hardware
Intellectual property issues raised by collaboration within robotics (or with robots)
Perspectives on collaboration between legal and technical communities
Tort law issues, including product liability, professional malpractice, and the calculation of damages
Administrative law issues, including FDA or FAA approval
Privacy law and privacy enhancing technologies
Comparative/international perspectives on robotics law
Issues of legal and economic policy, including tax, employment, and corporate governance

In addition to scholarly papers, the organizers invite proposals for demos of cutting-edge commercial applications of robotics or recent technical research that speaks one way or another to the immediate commercial prospects of robots.

Further details here.
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International Law, Asia Pacific — Taipei, Taiwan 

The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum May 15-16, 2013, in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. The title of the Research Forum is “International Law and Dispute Resolution: Challenges in the Asia Pacific.” The organizing committee welcomes proposals on any topic relating to international law with a focus on the Asia Pacific. Paper proposals must be submitted electronically by Jan. 20, 2013, to ila [at] The call for papers is here.

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Legal Tradition in a Diverse World — University of Cambridge 

The Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) invites abstract submissions for participation in its second annual conference, Legal Tradition in a Diverse World, to be held on 18 and 19 May 2013 at the University of Cambridge. The closing date for submissions is 15 January 2013.
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Third Annual Workshop on International and Comparative Law — Washington University in St. Louis 

On March 1-2, 2013, the Center on Law, Innovation and Economic Growth (CLIEG) of Washington University Law in St. Louis will host the Third Annual Workshop on International and Comparative Law. To apply, send a paper or abstract no later than December 31, 2012.
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Call for Papers: Transnational Judicial Dialogue: Concept, Method, Extent and Effects — Oslo 

The International Law through the National Prism Project at the Amsterdam Center for International Law and the MultiRights – The Legitimacy of Multi-Level Human Rights Judiciary Project at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law have issued a call for papers for a conference on “Transnational Judicial Dialogue: Concept, Method, Extent and Effects,” to take place June 21-22, 2013, in Oslo. Here’s the call; the deadline is 15 February 2013.
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The University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP), celebrating its 25th anniversary, is organizing a special issue on media law for spring 2013.

Papers submitted for consideration in this issue may include articles, essays and book reviews and should focus on topics related to media law, including First Amendment, defamation, privacy or intellectual property.

Submission guidelines: Please submit any papers you would like to be considered for publication in our special issue in Word document format to by January 15, 2013.

For more information about our Journal and our submission requirements, visit our page on the submissions guidelines.

Symposium: Authors invited to publish in the special issue on media law may also be invited to participate in the spring 2013 media law symposium, hosted by the Journal at the UF Levin College of Law.

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WIPIP 2013 at Seton Hall Law School 

Seton Hall University School of Law and the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science and Technology at the Law School are pleased to host the Annual Works in Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) conference on Friday and Saturday, February 22-23, 2013. The conference will begin with lunch at noon on Friday and conclude before dinner on Saturday. The conference provides intellectual property scholars with a forum to present their work in progress and receive early feedback from their colleagues. Presentation is not required for participation.

Seton Hall Law School is located in Newark, New Jersey, which is a fifteen minutes train ride from New York City. Participants can stay in hotels located in either New York City or Newark. Information regarding hotel accommodations will be posted on the conference website at Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses. Conference meals will be provided by Seton Hall Law School.

The deadline for requests to present and requests to participate without presenting is December 17, 2012. Please email your institutional affiliation and If you would like to present you should also include a title and an abstract. Please email requests to present, requests to participate without presenting or any other inquiries about the conference to Rosa Alves at She can also be reached at (973) 642-8187.

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Aging, Law & Society — Law and Society Annual Meeting — Boston, MA 

The Aging, Law & Society Collaborative Research Network (CRN) invites proposals for presentations at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Boston, May 30 to June 2, 2013. The submission deadline is November 25, 2012.

Aging, Law & Society is an international forum where scholars and researchers can come together to collaborate and workshop ideas related to the relationship between law and aging. Specific questions include how the law responds to the needs of people as they age, as well as how the law shapes the aging experience. If you are interested in presenting, please email a 400-500 word abstract to no later than November 25, 2012.
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Triangulating Property Rights: Governing Access to Scarce, Essential Resources Call for Papers --  

The Center on Global Legal Transformation, in collaboration with Professor Olivier De Schutter (University of Leuven, Belgium and Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School; UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food), will hold a conference on "Governing Access to Scarce, Essential Resources" in New York on 20-21 June 2013. The conference, sponsored by a grant from the NSF Law & Social Sciences Program, will explore alternative governance regimes for “essential goods” – i.e. goods on which humans depend for their survival. See below to view the call for papers for junior researchers to participate in the conference. In anticipation of this conference, Professors Pistor and De Schutter will also chair a panel discussion on "Triangulating Property Rights" at the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. on 28 November 2012.
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New Directions in Global Thought: Institute for Global Law and Policy at Five — Harvard Law School 

On June 3-4, 2013, the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School will convene its first biannual international conference on New Directions in Global Thought. All submissions must be received no later than March 1, 2013.
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